In 1997 while Patrick was guest speaking in a Bible College and Church in Heidelberg, Germany God stirred a dream to plant a church. The image was of a church that would be captivating, relational, competent and empowering. LifePointe is designed for Jesus to be the center point of everything. From the beginning the passion was to introduce people to the REAL JESUS and the POWER OF REDEMPTION. LifePointe Church launched that passion on April 15, 2001.
LifePointe Church is a place for you to belong. Whether you are an "explorer" of Jesus, or a "fully devoted follower" of His, we want to inspire you with a lifetime of increased, unforgettable encounters with Him. We believe Jesus wants to be experienced, not just be referenced as a form of philosophy. His experiential grace will transform your marriage, parenting, career, and purpose. LifePointe is designed to help anyone take an easy "next step" in discovery of this amazing Jesus-narrative.
Our Sunday worship experiences are captivating, fun and encouraging. We believe worship experiences should be Resurrection parties. You will experience fun, laughter, excitement and energy. Our dynamic speakers share on topics of relationships, health, favor, encouragement, hope, dreams, and so much more...all through the lens of Christ's Redemption. LifePointe is where the marginalized will find courage to receive the miracle love of God in a supernatural context.
Our name is taken from Jesus` words in John 5:39-40, "You search the Scriptures because you believe they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me." We are at our best when Jesus is the center “point” in every sphere of "life."
Fast forward to today. Olathe, Kansas, USA. The dream continues to unfold. Over the past 15 years LifePointe has existed this life-giving message of the Jesus has multiplied stories of transformation. Your year of unforgettable encounters awaits. It's time for new hope. It's time to discover dreams. It's time for empowering purpose. It's time for the REAL JESUS and the POWER OF REDEMPTION!
We empower people to fulfill the great commission.
We introduce people to the REAL JESUS and the POWER OF REDEMPTION!
We are JESUS CENTERED
We are HUMILITY DRIVEN
We are CIRCLE MAKERS
We have a HEART FOR THE HOUSE
We are HUNGRY TO BE THE BEST
LifePointe Church is an inclusive church for all people! What that means is that we hold to Christian orthodoxy’s non-negotiable tenets while honoring those who are processing their growing relationship with Christ. We hold as fact that the Bible is true, there is only one God, Jesus is the only way to God, hell is real, everyone has sinned, sin destroyed the mutual bonds between God and man, and Jesus holds the unique right to restore people to intimate relationship with God (salvation). We realize that culture, politics, traditions and lifestyles are often counter to Biblical positions. Our goal is to magnify an experiential relationship with Christ, expecting the rich reward of bonding intimacy to mold a person’s ethics and evolving standard of truth revealed in Scripture.
LifePointe holds to “essentials” in the Christian faith. We also have convictions about, lead and promote various “non-essentials.” Essential doctrine refers to the non-negotiables (doctrines) of basic Christian faith. Essentials are what we believe is the bare minimum to authentic Christian faith. Non-essentials refer to the negotiables (doctrines) that we hold dear as a leadership team but are unnecessary prerequisites to relationship with Christ. So in essentials we desire unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things we pursue charity!
The Bible - The Scriptures, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired and infallible revelation of God to mankind. The Bible is the supreme and final authority on all matters of faith and conduct. We accept the Bible as the revealed will of God, as the all-sufficient rule of faith and patience, and for the purpose of maintaining the general unity of all our statements of faith.
God is One (Trinity) - The one true God has revealed Himself as the “I Am,” the Creator and Redeemer of mankind. God is one in essence and three in person (this is known as the doctrine of the Trinity). God is revealed as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is God - The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death, resurrection and ascension to the right hand of God. Jesus was more than a good teacher and moral leader. As Messiah He is and always was God. No other world-religion (Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) leads to God. Jesus is the only access people have to an intimate relationship with God the Father.
The Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit is God and lives within every believer. He is a person with real personality traits to be experienced by a relationship with Him. He is the person who applies the Saving work of Christ to a sinner’s heart. He is a tremendous source of assurance, comfort, strength, wisdom, guidance and miracle power. The Holy Spirit provides "gift" empowerments to and through the Believer to capture the hearts of the broken and unengaged. Believers are also privileged to engage Spirit-inspired devotional-prayer languages by the grace of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit empowers healings, miracles and other supernatural signs as a normal part of the disciple's life.
Humanity, Sin and Salvation - Man was created good and upright; however, man voluntarily rejected God’s ideal plan, and consequently, became spiritually dead and banished from God. Man's only hope is through the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ, demonstrated at Christ’s crucifixion. Salvation, or being justly restored to full intimacy with God, is wholly dependent upon the work of God’s free grace. This work of grace empowers an individual’s voluntary faith (demonstrated by repentance) to accept the free gift of Salvation. Jesus Christ is the only way to a personal relationship with the God. Humanity cannot morally achieve intimacy with God by good deeds. The justice of God can only be legally satisfied, which is required for intimacy with Him, by accepting Christ’s redeeming work on his/her behalf (Salvation). Without Salvation man is destined for a final eternal condition separated from God. This eternal condition is called Hell, with intense suffering resulting from the full separation of all the good attributes in God. Eternal good, fun, love and peace can only be experienced in the span of God’s presence. Hell voids all that is good out; that is the primary context of Hell’s torment.